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Eagles can't establish consistency vs. Wolverines

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Shelbyville senior running back Tunde Onakoya follows linemen Luke Dickson (72) and Weston Alcorn (74) as LaVergne's Malek Lorritts (14) and Stephan Norman (26) move in for the stop.
(T-G Photo by Gary Johnson)
SHELBYVILLE -- Shelbyville Central entered the game determined to find a way to finish strong but unfortunately the Golden Eagles never got started in a 32-0 loss to La Vergne on Homecoming Night at Eagle Stadium on Friday.

It's the first time in 17 games (November of 2010 at Catholic in the first round of the TSSAA playoffs) that Shelbyville has been shutout.

The Wolverines (2-4) totally dominated the game, racking up 420 yards of total offense while holding the Eagles (2-4) scoreless with only 143 yards of offense.

"This was just a disappointing game for us all the way around, from start to finish. I can assure you that no one is more disgusted than this coaching staff and we've got to get it together as a team and become one and get it right," Central coach Jason Hardy said.

"This is not the type of performance you want in any game, especially homecoming."

Quarterback C.J. Fore led the way for La Vergne, throwing three touchdown passes while completing 7-of-10 for 138 yards with one interception, by Shelbyville's Marquis Morton. He also rushed for a touchdown.

The Wolverines rushed for 282 yards led by Daryl James with 21 carries totaling 140 yards and a touchdown. Willie Cowan added 119 yards on 14 touches.

"I give La Vergne a lot of credit. They are a much better football team than their record shows and they have played a very tough schedule," Hardy said.

Shelbyville linebacker Tony Patterson (52) makes a big hit on La Vergne running back Justin Frierson with a little help form teammate Tyler Bailey (left) and Kenny Parsons (right).
(T-G Photo by Gary Johnson)
"I'm still extremely disappointed with the way we played."

The Eagle offense had some success moving the ball at times but with no consistency. It was a season-low in rushing, passing and total offense as well as turnovers, with four.

Shelbyville only threw for 35 yards with three interceptions.

Shelbyville junior running back Dallas Castleman drags La Vergne's David Emmanuel for a few yards.
(T-G Photo by Gary Johnson)
Starting quarterback Brayden Ward was 2-for-6 for 27 yards with one interception and had a negative 22 yards rushing.

Freshman Mason Cunningham was 1-for-5 totaling eight yards with a pair of interceptions while rushing three times for negative one yard.

"No one person makes or breaks a team but we made a quarterback change just to try to change the momentum of the game and put in a different look," Hardy said. "We hadn't put any points on the board so we thought we would try something new and unfortunately we still weren't able to put any points on the board. We're not giving up on anybody on this team at any position. We're just looking for answers."

Marquis Morton led Shelbyville on the ground with 65 yards of 14 carries.

"We still have a lot to play for and our season is far form over. We've just got to find a way to overcome this adversity and become better man along the way," Hardy said.

Shelbyville will attempt to end a five-game losing streak Friday night at Lawrence County in a District 8-AAA contest at 7.

LaVergne 14 6 6 6 -- 32

Shelbyville Central 0 0 0 0 -- 0

First Quarter

LV -- C.J. Fore 1 run, (Jonathan Sneed kick), 6:58.

LV -- Antonio Cowart 24 pass from Fore, (Sneed kick), 4:55.

Second Quarter

LV -- J.J. Horner 22 pass from Fore, (kick failed), 3:23.

Third Quarter

LV -- Horner 38 pass from Fore, (conversion failed), 5:52.

Fourth Quarter

LV -- Daryl James 6 run, (kick failed), 11:52.

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